The development of Carlsberg Beer, the Carlsberg brewery and the mishaps between father and son, are the main story. But also the social life in Denmark in this time period, both for the rich and poor are explored. Written by
Upon its original Danish run the series had an average of 1.9 million viewers according to Gallup numbers, just under 40 percent of the population. The run started low with 1.65 million for the first episode aired during Christmas break, jumped to a season-high 2.2 million by the third episode, but then dropped again and ended the run at 1.75 million. See more »
"Bryggeren" is an intriguing and shocking family drama between two
"Bryggeren" is an intriguing and shocking family drama between two generations. It's a story about a simple craftsman who becomes one of the most powerful men in Denmark. It's also a story about love, that is distorted, cowed and abused so that it ends up in hate and destruction. And finally it's a story about the fates of people from different social classes. Jacob Jacobsen (Jens Jørn Spottag) is the main character who takes over the role of brewer after his father's death. His ambitions are great, perhaps too great because maintenance of his inheritance becomes his most important job in life; more important than family, which causes some very dramatic clashes.
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